More Stephanie Earls Articles

  • Springs teen creates winning design for Colorado Avalanche helmet

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    As a young child, Justin Cox hoped to one day play ice hockey like his hero, NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. As his artistic skills matured, so did his dreams. The ice, however, remained his main inspiration. When the Palmer High School senior saw a notice seeking entries for...

  • Colorado Springs therapy dogs board buses for on-the-road training

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Travel is a big part of the job for Go Team Therapy Dogs and their handlers, who during emergencies such as the Black Forest fire are transported by bus to sites where they can provide comfort and distraction to disaster victims and first responders. For therapy duos in training,...

  • Story of stolen wedding gown in Colorado Springs has fairy-tale ending

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Sometimes a dress can restore your faith in humanity. When Kelly Cays' wedding gown was stolen March 14 - along with her 2006 Jeep Liberty - the bride-to-be was understandably forlorn. She had just picked up the dress from Danelle's Bridal Boutique, where it had been on order four...

  • 'A lot of good, black dirt' awaits at community garden

    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    Are your digs too small - or simply not ideal - for a garden? Consider growing your vegetables away from home in the Charmaine Nymann Community Garden, a nonprofit organic community garden located at Bear Creek Regional Park at 21st and Rio Grande streets. With a history dating to...

  • Opening Day is a holiday for some baseball fans

    Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Mike Hobson clearly remembers his first Major League Baseball game but not because of the action on the field. It was Opening Day 1984 in Houston, the Astros versus the Montreal Expos. Hobson was only 5 years old, but the memories are still close enough to touch. "It was something...

  • Compassion International wins Gallup workplace award for third straight year

    Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Compassion is named a top workplace again Global child sponsorship organization Compassion International was named one of the world's top workplaces by Gallup Inc., the research and consulting company best known for its public opinion polls. This is the third year in a row that...

  • Dinosaur center in Woodland Park is much more than just a roadside attraction

    Updated: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    The "chicken from hell" has looks only a fossil geek - possibly a mother hell chicken - could love: a long, sharp beak and bony crown reminiscent of a conquistador's helmet, creepily extended forelimbs tipped with fearsome talons, and, when it was roaming the humid, Midwestern marshes...

  • SudSisters: IPAs become the darling of the craft brew world

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    I've got a thing for IPAs, and I'm not alone. At the handful of establishments I visited over the extended St. Patrick's Day weekend, IPA selections uncharacteristically were limited and two bars were (gasp!) completely out. Seems like not long ago, the odds of finding a place with...

  • Despite loss of Colorado Springs woman's treasured wedding gown, 'the day is still going to happen'

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Sometimes a dress is more than a dress. Kelly Cays waited four months for her custom-made wedding gown to arrive at Danelle's Bridal Boutique, the Colorado Springs shop where she'd picked out the design. It was full-length ivory and lace, with delicate flowers and beading at the...

  • Hollywood looks to Bible for 2014 blockbusters

    Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Friday, gladiator Russell Crowe will take on two of his more formidable cinematic challenges to date: a diluvial apocalypse and a nation of movie-going Christians eager - and a little wary - to see what version of Noah Hollywood has chosen to float their way. Test screenings last...

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